Affordable Housing

Rendering of Master Plan for Sunnyside Yard. Courtesy of Practice for Architecture and Urbanism

New Proposal Could Bring 12,000 Affordable Apartments to Sunnyside Yard in Queens

In a master plan created in part by the city’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC), 12,000 affordable apartments could be built over Sunnyside Yard in Queens. If it comes to fruitrition, it would be the largest recent development of affordable housing, to the tune of an estimated $14.4 billion. The hefty price includes the deck over the rail yard on which the residential buildings will sit, as well as the streetscape and infrastructure for utilities, a new rail station for commuter trains, multiple schools and libraries, commercial space for offices, manufacturing, and retail, and 60 acres of open space and public parks.

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800 Flatbush Avenue, aka Caton Flats, designed by Magnusson Architecture and Planning

Caton Flats Tops Out Ahead of Schedule at 800 Flatbush Avenue in Flatbush, Brooklyn

Construction has topped out at Caton Flats, a 14-story residential tower in Flatbush, Brooklyn. The structure is located at 800 Flatbush Avenue and will eventually support a community of 255 affordable housing units and revitalize the long-running Flatbush Caton Market with 16,000 square feet of new space for a Caribbean marketplace and an economic development incubator.

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Rendering for 803 Rockaway Avenue - by Think! Architecture

Developers Pursue Zoning Amendments for Affordable Housing Block at 803 Rockaway Avenue in Brownsville, Brooklyn

Proposals from the Bridge Rockaway Housing Development Fund Company reveal a new mixed-use housing development in the Brownsville section of eastern Brooklyn. The residential portion of the building would yield up to 124 affordable homes and 62 supportive housing units. The structure’s remaining footprint would house 39,000 square feet of light manufacturing space and 3,400 square feet for community facility space.­

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